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Italian amaro cocktail — D'estate
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Italian Amaro Cocktail — D'estate

D’esate, which roughly translates to “in the summertime,” is the perfect way to describe this gingery, tart, and refreshingly bitter cocktail. Averna Amaro lends a full-bodied, bittersweet finish.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword amaro, gin, ginger beer, lime, mint
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 204kcal


  • 1 fl oz gin
  • 1 fl oz Averna amaro
  • 1 fl oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 sprig fresh mint smacked between your hands
  • 3 fl oz ginger beer
  • Garnish: 1 sprig of fresh mint


  • In a shaker, add the gin, amaro, lime juice, sugar, and mint and shake with a few pieces of ice. Strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.
    1 fl oz gin, 1 fl oz Averna amaro, 1 fl oz freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 pinch sugar, 1 sprig fresh mint
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
    3 fl oz ginger beer, Garnish: 1 sprig of fresh mint


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 4.6mg